Monster from New Zealand Swell, 1975

Memorable 1975 south swell lasting from September 20 to 29; the result of a nearshore Baja hurricane swell combining with a cyclone swell originating a few hundred miles northeast of New Zealand. The 1975 West Coast summer surf season had been dreary, and after a weekend of moderate three to four-foot waves—bigger than nearly anything seen in the previous eight weeks—most surfers expected the swel...

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